2018 Elections

The Utah Debate Commission is finishing a poll this week that will determine which state candidates will be eligible to participate in their debates this fall. The US Congressional Seat for District 1 has four candidates running. Green party candidate, Adam Davis joined KPCW to talk about his campaign and why he wants to go to the US Congress. Carolyn Murray has this:

Summit County

  The filing window opens today for a November special election to fill the position of Summit County Recorder/Surveyor.

County Recorder Mary Ann Trussell announced her resignation, effective as of June 30th. The County Council declared the office vacant at their meeting July 11th.

The filing window for candidates opens Monday and runs until Friday the 20th at 5:00 pm.

Political parties must certify the name of one candidate for the November ballot by September 2nd.

Voting in Primary Elections in Utah can be confusing unless you affiliate with either the Republican or Democratic Party.  The Vote by Mail system has proven to increase participation but there are still substantial numbers of registered voters who don’t cast a Primary Ballot due to the decisions made by the Republican State Party along with the County Clerks who decide which ballots are sent out.  Carolyn Murray has this:

Primary Elections Today

Jun 26, 2018

Today is Primary Election day in Utah. Polls opened at 7:00 am and will close tonight at 8:00 pm.

KPCW will post election results as they become available this evening on our website and our Facebook page.

Mail-in ballots were due yesterday. You can still vote in-person if you did not turn in your mail-in ballot.

The Federal Election Commission and the State of Utah Financial Disclosures have released campaign finances for the primary election.

Mitt Romney is running for the U.S. Senate seat left open by the retirement of Orrin Hatch. Romney has raised over $3.5 million, with $1 million transferred from his 2012 Presidential election bid. Romney has disbursed nearly $2 million during his campaign. John Cumming contributed over $8,000; Evrett and Cheryl Benton contributed over $16,000

Citizens of Congressional District 1 were able to meet most of the candidates for Utah’s First Congressional district at a forum at Park City Library on June 14. A forum provided candidates to answer questions about their goals. David Boyle has more:

Citizens of the Wasatch Back were able to see Five candidates running to represent District 26 in the Utah Senate participated in a forum in Heber on June 13th. The event was sponsored by the Park City Unit of the League of Women Voters of Salt Lake. KPCW’s David Boyle has more:

It’s less than two weeks before the voting for Utah’s primary election is completed and tallied on Tuesday, June 26th. With that in mind, former County Democratic Party Char Glenn Wright wants voters to know that they can register as Democrat or Republican for the election—even temporarily, if you lie. Rick Brough has more:


Candidates for Utah’s First Congressional District participated in a forum at Park City Library on Thursday June 14. They spoke to an audience of about 20 people and addressed many topics, although the conversation was perhaps most lively when the candidates discussed the U.S. justice system. David Boyle has more:

  The Park City Unit of the League of Women Voters hosted the candidates for Congressional District 1 in a forum in Park City on Thursday June 14th. Democratic candidates Kurt Weiland and Lee Castillo as well as United Utah candidate Eric Eliason were all in attendance. The Incumbent Republican Rob Bishop did not respond to invitations to the event.

Part 2 features the candidates giving closing remarks as well as answering the following questions

"It's been said the justice system is racist, do you think it is racist and why?"